North Vietnam and the Red River Basin is generally a fertile area with a varied climate. Summers can be hot and dry and winters are cool and damp. North-east Vietnam is the best place to see hill tribe culture, here life seems to beat to a rhythm that has not changed in hundreds of years.
Hanoi, the nations capital, is a city where Tranquil lakes, tree lined boulevards, elegant parks and charming old streets sit alongside Internet cafes, electronics stores and other shopping centres.
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Bai Tu Long
Cat Ba Island
Dien Bien Phu